Monday, March 30, 2015

Two Dollar Kindness Dessert

KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston is one of several media outlets that reported this, so you may have already heard the story, but it's the kind of thing I love, so I just have to tell it again. It's about Travis Sattler, who was working the counter at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Katy, Texas, when a young boy came up to buy a dessert. It was almost the end of the day for Travis and he could easily have been impatient with the boy, who thrust coins and wadded bills into Travis' hand, and who didn't even have enough - he was a couple of dollars short, but Travis told the boy not to worry, it would be on him!

Yeah it's not a lot of money we are talking about here, but it's the simple act of kindness. That's the kind of thing I talk about here all the time. We can change the world one step at a time! Oh and the story doesn't end there. When the boy left, he had a note for Travis - a thank you note. Oh and there's still more! Apparently the boy got a little help from his mom because the note for Travis had a $100 bill enclosed, which Travis says he is putting toward nursing school.

According to the news reports, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is going to match the money and give Travis another hundred dollars. They say they want to also give a gift card to the boy and his mom.

Travis was being nice. He wasn't looking for a reward or even a thank you. All he wanted was to see that boy smile. All he wanted was to give the boy a dessert he thought the boy couldn't afford. What he got, and what we all got, was a glimpse of the goodness that still exists in our world. How wonderful!

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